January 29, 2020
Articles, New Products

Ceres, Wilbur-Ellis Partner to Provide Aerial Imagery Tech for Farmers

Ceres Imaging, the aerial imagery provider that helps growers make proactive decisions to maximize resources, announces a partnership with Wilbur-Ellis Agribusiness to distribute and use its technology in core markets throughout the U.S.
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January 29, 2020
Articles

A Quick Look at Farming in Idaho’s Congressional Districts

A lot of farming and ranching takes place in Idaho’s 1st Congressional District, but not nearly as much as occurs in the state’s 2nd Congressional District.
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January 29, 2020
Articles
Lauren Glevanik

Flying into the Future of Agriculture

Using drones and predatory bugs, UC Davis researchers treat crop pests
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January 29, 2020
Articles, Fungicide, Herbicide, Insecticide

Helm Agro Hires Mid-South Sales Manager

Helm Agro US, Inc. announces the hiring of Dustin Smith as regional sales manager for the mid-South.
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January 28, 2020
Articles

Study to Test Potato Product’s Effects on Chronic Kidney Disease

Could a starch derived from raw potatoes slow the damaging effects of chronic kidney disease? A clinical trial will test that idea by asking people with the disease to mix a flavorless powdered supplement into a drink each day.
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January 28, 2020
Articles
Chris Koger

Side Delights Releases ‘Journey of a Potato’ Video

Side Delights is launching “Journey of a Potato,” an educational video for consumers and buyers.
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January 27, 2020
Event Calendar

Calendar: Workshop in Maine to Focus on Healthy Soil Practices

Feb. 19 in Presque Isle, Maine
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January 27, 2020
Articles, Event Calendar

UN Declares 2020 International Year of Plant Health

The United Nations has declared 2020 as the International Year of Plant Health. They are calling on people, organizations, industries, scientists, and governments to work together to protect plants against the introduction and spread of invasive pests.
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January 24, 2020
Articles, Seed Potatoes

N.D. Fresh Market Potato Cultivar Trial Results

Potato cultivars or selections included in this report were selected from recently released cultivars or from advancing selections or cultivars that are new to the U.S. In 2019, two trials were conducted to identify traits of red-skinned and yellow-skinne
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January 24, 2020
Articles

AGCO Foundation Expands Flagship Ag Learning Center

The AGCO Agriculture Foundation announces a partnership with the Global Growers Network to expand their flagship agricultural learning center in Clarkston, Ga.
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January 24, 2020
Articles

Vestaron Earns Spot in Global Cleantech 100

Vestaron, a biologic crop protection company, was named a 2020 Global Cleantech 100 company by Cleantech Group.
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January 24, 2020
Articles, Fungicide, New Products

New Product: Vibrance Ultra Potato Seed Treatment

Vibrance Ultra Potato from Syngenta delivers three complementary fungicide treatments to protect seed pieces
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January 23, 2020
Articles, New Products, Potato Equipment

PERC Adds New Equipment Category to Propane Farm Incentive Program

The Propane Education & Research Council announces the addition of an agronomic heat treatment systems equipment category for its 2020 Propane Farm Incentive Program, which offers up to $5,000 off of qualifying propane-powered equipment.
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January 23, 2020
Articles

Investing in the Future of Agriculture

National Crop Insurance Services is proud to invest in the future of agriculture through the NCIS 1890 Scholarship Program. NCIS awards scholarships to students majoring in agriculture-related disciplines at historically black 1890 land grant universities
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January 23, 2020
Articles

Perdue Statement on EPA's WOTUS Rule

The EPA and the Army have finalized the Navigable Waters Protection Rule to define “waters of the United States.” The agencies are streamlining the definition so that it includes four simple categories of jurisdictional waters, provides clear exclusions f
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January 23, 2020
Articles, Seed Potatoes
Christian Tollini

Results Available for 2019 NE Michigan Variety Trials

A russet and table-stock potato variety trial in Presque Isle County showcased performance of 48 different varieties across multiple tuber types.
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January 21, 2020
Articles
Chris Koger

MountainKing Promotes Red, Gold, Medley Baby Potatoes

Houston-based MountainKing Potato is implementing an aggressive retail program to promote smaller potatoes. The company’s baby potato line includes golds, reds and a medley pack.
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January 21, 2020
Articles

BioSafe Systems Hires New Accounting Manager

BioSafe Systems announces the hire of Michael Cunningham as its new accounting manager.
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January 21, 2020
Articles, Event Calendar, Potato Equipment
Rett Nelson

Public Invited to Tour Spudnik Facility

The Spudnik Ag Summit invites people to attend education sessions and tour the company's production facility.
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January 20, 2020
Articles

Mahindra Ag North America Names New VP

Dragojevic joins as VP of sales, service and parts distribution
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January 20, 2020
Articles

Tong Appointments Signal Growth

Tong Engineering announces the appointment of Neil Martin as operations director and Teresa Morgan as finance director.
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January 18, 2020
Articles

Krieger to Service Eastern Corn Belt for Helm Agro

Helm Agro US, Inc., a global manufacturer of high-quality crop protection and fertilizer products, announces the hiring of Jeff Krieger as regional sales manager for the eastern Corn Belt.
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January 17, 2020
Articles, Insecticide

Vestaron Hires Sales Rep for Central Valley

Noel Cornejo has been hired as a Central Valley sales representative by Vestaron Corporation to support its peptide-based bioinsecticides.
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January 17, 2020
Articles

Potato LEAF Launched at Potato Expo

New 501(c)3 organization designed to secure generations of industry leadership
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January 17, 2020
Articles

Growers Select 2020 NPC Leadership

Idaho’s Britt Raybould elected 2020 president
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January 17, 2020
Articles

BioSafe Hires New Label Designer

BioSafe Systems announces the hiring of Kevin Wagner as the company’s new label designer.
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January 17, 2020
Articles

Solynta Granted U.S. Patent for Hybrid True Potato Seed Development

Solynta announced the grant of a U.S. patent for the company's methods of producing potato inbreds and hybrids that are propagated from true seed.
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January 17, 2020
Articles

Colorado’s Rural and Urban Food Communities Come Together

Schools, other public institutions are buying locally sourced food spurred by policy and values. But labor, distribution and other issues are unresolved.
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January 17, 2020
Articles

Deal Could Make China a Top 5 U.S. Potato Market

President Donald Trump signed a trade agreement Wednesday with China that is expected to boost exports from U.S. farmers and manufacturers and is aimed at lowering tensions in a long-running dispute between the economic powers.
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January 17, 2020
Articles

The Toll of Trade Disputes on U.S. Ag

American agricultural exports to China fell from $15.8 billion in 2017 to $5.9 billion in 2018, according to the U.S. International Trade Administration, and exports remained depressed in 2019.
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January 16, 2020
Articles, Event Calendar

Record-breaking Potato Expo 2020 Focuses Industry on the Future

Event launches new leadership initiative and policy-focused podcast
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January 15, 2020
Articles

Industry Welcomes Phase One Agreement Signing

Industry hopes agreement brings new export opportunity to China
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January 13, 2020
Articles

BioSafe Systems Hires New Controls Engineer

BioSafe Systems announces the hiring of Swaraj Lavande to the company’s engineering team as a controls engineer.
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January 13, 2020
Articles
Maureen Milliken

Green Thumb Farms Launches Program to Expand Maine's Potato Universe

Potato-eaters this month are getting a chance to try a new variety that hasn't been seen in New England before, the result of a partnership between Green Thumb Farms of Fryeburg, Maine, and Hannaford Supermarkets.
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January 13, 2020
Between the Rows
Tyrell Marchant, Editor

Below the Surface: Bring It On: Putting the “resolute” in New Year’s resolutions

Putting the “resolute” in New Year’s resolutions
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January 13, 2020
Articles
Kay Ledbetter

The Art of Leaving a Legacy

Creighton Miller, plant breeder and professor in the Department of Horticultural Sciences at Texas A&M University, has died after a long bout with cancer. He was 79.
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January 11, 2020
Articles
Bjorn Thumas, VP Bus. Dev. & Prod. Mgmt. Food Sorting & Marcom Food, TOMRA Food

How Digitilization of the Supply Chain Can Reduce Food Waste

Through embracing technology and digitalizing the food supply chain, a move can be made towards reducing the amount of food waste and loss within the industry.
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January 10, 2020
Articles, Between the Rows
Tyrell Marchant, Editor

Between the Rows: Out of the Spotlight

Beautiful things don't ask for attention.
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January 10, 2020
Articles, Herbicide

Don’t Let the Last Weed Standing Reproduce

Herbicide weed resistance battle must be fought at different levels
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January 09, 2020
Articles, Fungicide

New Tool to Detect Blackleg Has Widespread Application

Researchers have developed a user-friendly online tool called Uniqprimer, which quickly and automatically designs species-specific DNA tags for detecting pathogens using DNA testing.
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January 09, 2020
Articles

Government Agencies Launch Website for Biotech Regulation

Today, the USDA, FDA and EPA jointly launched a Unified Website for Biotechnology Regulation.
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January 09, 2020
Articles
Ronald Goldy, Michigan State University Extension Vegetable Educator

More about the New USDA Bioengineering Label

Beginning Jan. 1, 2020, food products containing bioengineered material will have to be labeled as such.
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January 09, 2020
Articles, Fertilizer, Fungicide, Herbicide, Insecticide
Scott E. Rupp

Big Agribusiness Firms Moving toward Biologicals

Is agribusiness going green? Increasingly, the sector appears trained on becoming more natural and sustainable compared to chemical alternatives.
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January 09, 2020
Articles

Can Soil Microbes Slow Climate Change?

One scientist has tantalizing results, but others are not convinced
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January 09, 2020
Articles
Eric Sfiligoj

What’s Next With Glyphosate?

While most of U.S. agriculture in 2019 was engaged in playing a form of survivor, perhaps the ultimate example of this kind of reality game taking place involved glyphosate. To say it’s been a rough year for the popular herbicide would be a gross understa
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January 08, 2020
Articles, New Products, Potato Equipment

Key Technology Acquires Herbert Solutions

Key Technology, a leading global designer and manufacturer of digital sorting, inspection, conveying and other processing equipment, has acquired Herbert Solutions, enhancing its portfolio of potato and vegetable equipment solutions.
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January 08, 2020
Articles, New Products

Ceres Imaging Sees Record Growth

Farm solutions provider continues to thrive in race to turn data into actionable insights, helping growers solve problems with confidence
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January 08, 2020
Articles

Hemmeter Joins Wilbur-Ellis Board

“I am so pleased to be joining the Wilbur-Ellis board of directors,” says Molly Hemmeter.
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January 07, 2020
New Products, Potato Equipment, Potato Harvesting

New Product: Lockwood Mobile TANK

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January 07, 2020
Irrigation, New Products

Lindsay, Farmers Edge Expand Digital Partnership

Project will connect 2 million irrigated acres by the end of 2021, delivering new levels of integration to provide the industry’s most advanced AI-driven crop management solution available
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January 07, 2020
Articles

Eagle Eye's Time-Lapse Gives Consumers Glimpse of Potato Production

The team at Eagle Eye Produce envisions a comprehensive understanding for consumers and industry members alike. Transforming imagination into action, the company invested in a few time-lapse cameras to record its potato fields in eastern Idaho.
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January 07, 2020
Irrigation, New Products

Reinke Increases Irrigation Efficiency with Electronic Swing Arm Corner

Patent-pending technology improves corner watering and yields
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January 07, 2020
Insecticide, Potato Equipment

New Product: BioSafe BT NOW Insecticide

BioSafe Systems announces the release of BT NOW, an aqueous, biological insecticide labeled to control various Lepidoptera pests in a wide variety of crops.
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January 07, 2020
Articles

NPC Urges Senate Action on Agriculture Labor Crisis: Legislation needed to offset impact of Adverse Effect Wage Rate for 2020

Legislation needed to offset impact of Adverse Effect Wage Rate for 2020
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January 07, 2020
Articles
Tiffany Stevens

The Fascinating History of Instant Potato Flakes

Ages before modern food scientists created the boxed potato flakes we’re familiar with now, different cultures around the world had already discovered ways to preserve potatoes for hard times.
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January 02, 2020
Articles
Ronald Goldy, Michigan State University Extension Vegetable Educator

Label Denoting Bioengineered Ingredients Will Soon Appear

Starting in 2020, consumers will start to see labels for genetically modified foods on store shelves.
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January 02, 2020
Articles
Kam Quarles, CEO, National Potato Council

Kicking into Gear: Can ag labor reform move forward?

Can ag labor reform move forward?
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January 01, 2020
Articles

Feeling Flaky: The market for potato flakes projects to increase steadily the next few years.

The market for potato flakes projects to increase steadily the next few years.
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January 01, 2020
Articles

Between the Rows: Out of the Spotlight

Beautiful things don’t ask for attention.
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